4th of July Powwow

The Eastern Band of Cherokee

Experience an explosion of authentic Indian music, dancing, food and festivities during an action-packed July 4th weekend in Cherokee, North Carolina. With more than $60,000 in prize money for dance competitions, thousands of spectators come near and far to view world-champion dancers adorned in colorful regalia compete with jaw-dropping dances and music made to move you. During the powwow you will have the opportunity to try authentic tribal foods, shop for traditional Indian crafts and get an insider’s look at a rich ancient culture.

Dance competition categories include:

  • Traditional
  • Fancy Shawl
  • Grass
  • Two-Step
  • Jingle
  • Buckskin
  • Daniel French Memorial


Tip: Don’t miss the Grand Entry march each day for the dramatic procession.

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Quick Facts

  • Annual Event: Friday–Sunday over July 4th weekend
  • Location: Acquoni Expo Center, 1501 Acquoni Rd., Cherokee, N.C. 28719
  • Admission is $12 daily

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Rivers Edge Motel Cherokee, North Carolina (828) 497-7995
Museum of the Cherokee Indian Cherokee, North Carolina (828) 497-3481 visitcherokeenc.com
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Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama Cherokee, North Carolina (866) 554-4557 visitcherokeenc.com
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc. Cherokee, North Carolina (828) 497-3103 visitcherokeenc.com
Cherokee Grand Hotel Cherokee, North Carolina (828) 497-0050 Cherokeegrandhotel.com
Chestnut Tree Inn Cherokee, North Carolina (828) 497-9181 chestnuttreeinncherokee.com
Hampton Inn Cherokee Cherokee, North Carolina (828) 497-3115 hamptoninn.hilton.com

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